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Why I Came to Dar a Luz

by Olivia Herrera, Birth Assistant I had LONGED to work at Dar a Luz. On my drive through the North Valley, I would pass the bell tower with a new baby’s name proudly displayed on it… a sweet announcement to the community that a new babe...

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Self-Soothing

by Laura Ross Wood, LMSW Self-Soothing A very useful psychological concept is the idea of “flooding.” Flooding basically means that the body and mind are overwhelmed. This state of “fight-flight-freeze” causes blood pressure to rise at the...

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Speaking of shopping local…

by Tracy Cooper You’ve probably heard enough about retailing this holiday weekend — there’s no shortage of websites and ads telling you ALL of the hundreds of items available for you during and after your pregnancy. I wanted to take a moment...

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Welcome Krystal and Kona

We are so pleased to introduce our two newest staff members. Krystal Davis, our newest Birth Assistant and Nakonah Secatero, our Administrative Coordinator. We know you are going to love them as much as we do! I grew up in Flagstaff, AZ, a...

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Open Enrollment

by Erica Deerinwater, Billing Specialist If you receive your health insurance through an employer, you’ve probably already received information about upcoming open enrollment. These documents can feel both overwhelming and useless at the same time....

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Internet safety for kids

by Erica Deerinwater, Billing Specialist Today, many families use technology to teach as well as entertain our kids. We all have our goals on how much our kids will be in front of a screen, and sometimes that limit is stretched for a multitude...

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Natural Measures for Gestational Diabetes

by Susan Moore Daniels, CNM, MSN “I am sure the test result is wrong!”“This result has to be a mistake.” These and other similar comments are heard by our nurses at Dar a Luz almost every day when they make the phone calls to report abnormal...

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Effective Apologies

Relationship Skills, Part 2 (See Part 1, “Two Ears, One Mouth” HERE)By Laura Wood, LMSW, CHt, BHE Don’t allow your ego to be in charge of the defining moments in your life. As promised, this one is about apologies. What is an apology?...

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Two Ears, One Mouth

Relationship Skills, Part 1(Read Part 2, Effective Apologies, HERE) by Laura Ross Wood, LMSW, CHt, BHE Have you heard the saying about how we have two ears and one mouth for a reason? It’s all about one of the most poorly understood relationship...

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